Bengali Dessert Recipe - Sweet Rice With Coconut Milk (Narkel Dudher Payesh)

This is a most loving dessert for Bengalies. It is also familiar in Southern part of India with a little variation. You can try it now!

Ingredients  Serve for 2 -4

  1. Coconut           1no
  2. Milk                   ½ ltr.
  3. Sugar               100 gm
  4. Basmati rice        50 gm
  5. Cashew nut        25 gm
  6. Almond               10 gm
  7. Cinnamon           1pc
  8. Cardamom          5 no
  9. Bay leaf              2 no

Method

  1. Grate the coconut.
  2. Add a little hot water to it.
  3. Grind and press the mixture through a coarse cloth to extract thick milk. Keep it aside.
  4. Soak rice for 30 minutes and then drain the water.
  5. Take the milk in a pan and add the rice.
  6. Cook on low flame till the milk thickens and the rice is done.
  7. Add sugar, cashew nut, cardamom, cinnamon and bay leaf.
  8. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  9. Add coconut milk and cook for another 5 minutes.
  10. Garnish with cashew nut and almond.
  11. Serve cool as dessert.

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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

sounds great, i will bookmark it, I love coconut.


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cupid51 6 years ago from INDIA Author

Thank you Pollyannalana for visiting my hub. Thanks for your beautiful comment. Please try it and give me the feedback.


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Leandraluv 6 years ago from Macae, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Oh we eat sweet rice back home but I never knew how to make it.. just let the moms and aunts do that! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Nice hub.. you make it sound so simple!


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cupid51 6 years ago from INDIA Author

Thank you Leandraluv for visiting my hub. I am happy that you loved it. Yes it's very simple, you are free to contact me in case of any difficulty.


greatbarrierreef 6 years ago

G'day cupid51, Indian food is something i love and cook quite often at home for me and my wife (I do all the cookin :-) the above recipie sounds nice I might have to give it a go.


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cupid51 6 years ago from INDIA Author

Thanks greatbarrierreef for visiting my hub and for the lovely comment.

Please try it and I am sure you all will love it!


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JannyC 6 years ago

Thanks for sharing some culture food with us.


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cupid51 6 years ago from INDIA Author

Thank you JannyC for stopping by and reading my hub. This is the main purpose of my joining HP! I like to share my feelings, my culture, my heritage with friend all over the world!


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Yum! Coconut sweet rice is one of my favs. Now I can make my own. Thanks. Aloha!


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cupid51 6 years ago from INDIA Author

Thanks elayne for stopping by and leaving such an lovely comment!


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Vacation Trip 3 years ago from India

I am very fond of Bengali sweet dishes and this is one of my favourite. Thanks for sharing.

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